California's 43rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 43rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Maxine Waters Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Maxine Waters Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]


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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 43rd Congressional District of California held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Incumbent Maxine Waters (D) won re-election in 2014. She defeated John Wood (R) in the general election.[3]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 7, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: California is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election.[4][5][6]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 19, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 20, 2014 (the 15th calendar day before that election).[7]

See also: California elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Maxine Waters (D), who was first elected in 1990.

California's 43rd Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes part of Los Angeles County.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Maxine Waters Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Wood


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Maxine Waters - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party John Wood Approveda

Election results

U.S. House, California District 43 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMaxine Waters Incumbent 71% 69,681
     Republican John Wood 29% 28,521
Total Votes 98,202
Source: California Secretary of State

Key votes

Below are important votes the incumbent cast during the 113th Congress.

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[9] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[10] Maxine Waters voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[11]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[12] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Maxine Waters voted for HR 2775.[13]

Campaign contributions

Maxine Waters

Maxine Waters (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2013$46,683.21$100,483.27$(74,599.62)$72,566.86
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2013$72,566.86$127,149.33$(90,062.88)$109,653.31
October Quarterly[16]October 18, 2013$109,653.31$153,828.36$(111,968.95)$151,512.72
Year-End[17]January 15, 2014$151,512$190,644$(80,801)$261,355
April Quarterly[18]April 14, 2014$261,355$130,901$(28,307)$363,948
Pre-Primary[19]May 22, 2014$363,948$48,750$(99,646)$313,052
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2014$313,052$166,690$(56,979)$422,963
October Quarterly[21]October 15, 2014$422,963$179,890$(197,720)$405,133
Running totals
$1,098,335.96$(740,084.45)

John Wood

John Wood (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[22]October 22, 2014$0$6,423$(7,610)$-1,187
Running totals
$6,423$(7,610)

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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2012

On November 6, 2012, Maxine Waters (D) won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Bob Flores in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 43 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMaxine Waters Incumbent 71.2% 143,123
     Democratic Bob Flores 28.8% 57,771
Total Votes 200,894
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Joe Baca won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Scott Folkens (R) in the general election.[23]

U.S. House, California District 43 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Baca incumbent 65.5% 70,026
     Republican Scott Folkens 34.5% 36,890
Total Votes 106,916

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR June 26, 2014," accessed July 28, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed July 28, 2014
  3. The Huffington Post, "Election 2014," November 4, 2014
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. California Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. California Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed September 25, 2012
  9. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  10. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  11. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  12. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  13. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Maxine Waters April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Maxine Waters July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Maxine Waters October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Maxine Waters Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Maxine Waters April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Maxine Waters Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Maxine Waters July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Maxine Waters October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "John Wood October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013